"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."

"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."

"Moreover, such a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living." -Joseph H. Pilates

About Pilates

Developed from the rehabilitative techniques of Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967), Pilates is an exercise system that is performed on a mat or on apparatus unique to the method. It develops core strength, flexibility, agility, and economy of motion while providing a stress-reducing and rejuvenating mind-body workout. Pilates workouts are extremely versatile and can be tailored to the novice exerciser, the elite athlete, and anyone in between.  

Our Studio

Posture Perfect Pilates is a fully equipped studio in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. We offer individual, partner, and small group training on equipment as well as group mat, Pilates Rebounding and PILOXING classes. Our equipment is industry leading in design, form, and function and comes from Balanced Body, the world's largest Pilates equipment manufacturer.  Our space is divided with one portion of the space dedicated to private one on one sessions and a larger community space. Our instructors are certified through reputable training programs and continue to broaden their horizons with in-house trainings and continuing education workshops. Our approach is professional and unpretentious. We strive to create a safe, peaceful environment in which to work out and have fun.

Pilates creates

  • long, lean musculature, like that of a dancer or gymnast
  • improved balance
  • greater concentration
  • relaxed, perfectly aligned posture
  • increased endurance
  • maximum functional strength

Quotes from the man himself

"The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power." 
-Joseph Pilates, letter to clients, 1939

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure."
-Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology

"Patience and Persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor." 
- Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology

"Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work."
- Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology

 "With body, mind, and spirit functioning perfectly as a coordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person." 
- Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology

 


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